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What Is Skin Cycling and How To Do It Properly: Step By Step Guide 2024

A new year means the sweet smell of a new beginning!

Is it time to revamp your year-old routine?

What better way to start a fresh page of your skincare journey than with change? With our hearts pumping and excited for what lies ahead, we look back on an attention-grabbing TikTok skincare trend that we would like to bring with us in 2024!

With trends coming and going at the speed of a swipe, it’s astonishing to see “skin cycling” garner 3.5 billion views on the skincare side of TikTok. If you have seen posts or videos on other social media sites from beauty influencers and dermatologists raving about this routine, know it’s all well-deserved!

Now, what’s got us hooked on the hype? Well, this skincare routine isn’t just another trend to try; the term “skin cycling” may sound new, but the concept of cycling through different products to help adapt to our changing needs without irritating our delicate skin has been a practice many dermatologists do with their patients.

If you want to know more about “skin cycling” and its myriad benefits, keep reading! This step-by-step guide will help you determine if this routine is for you and what skin goals you can achieve with the skin cycling products in the Pearl de Flore Skin Cycling Routine Set!

What is the Skin Cycling Routine?

What Is Skin Cycling and How To Do It Properly

Skin cycling is a four-night cycling schedule that lets your skin breathe or rest during the week by alternating specific products with active ingredients. This nighttime routine helps you focus on applying one active ingredient a day instead of piling on multiple active ingredients in one day, which may cause unnecessary irritation!

Cycling between exfoliants, retinol-based products, and deeply hydrating moisturizers, giving one active ingredient the spotlight each night maximizes the benefits with a more desirable result for the skin!

Do You Moisturize Every Night When Skin Cycling?

Like most skincare-related processes, it all depends on your skin type. Skin cycling has dedicated nights for recovery that focus on hydration and moisturization to help nourish the skin during the routine.

But throughout the cycle, you can pair a moisturizer to ease the skin, especially if you have dry, sensitive, or reactive skin. And hydrate for one night during the recovery phase (for oily or acne-prone skin) or two to three nights to help your skin repair and recover more effectively!

What are the Benefits of Cycling for the Skin?

  • Soothing Sensitivity:
    Skin cycling is like giving your skin a day off from the hard stuff. Switching up your skincare routine and holding off on harsher active ingredients can ease irritation, especially with sensitive skin.
  • Supercharged Skincare:
    By mixing things up, your favorite products can work even better. Each active ingredient gets to show you what they can do best, boosting its effects and maximizing the results!
  • Strengthening Your Skin Barrier:
    Skin cycling is like a workout for your skin’s natural defenses. It helps keep your skin resilient and ready for anything.
  • Drama-Free Skincare:
    Less is more, right? Skin cycling tones down things like dryness and redness, making your skincare routine drama-free and more enjoyable.
  • Seasonal Survival:
    Just like we change clothes for different seasons, your skin might need to adapt to environmental stressors! Skin cycling is here to keep you cozy and glowing in any weather.
  • Your Skin, Your Rules:
    Think of skin cycling as your skincare’s customizable menu. You get to decide what your skin needs. Whether it’s a soothing night or a powerhouse session, it’s all about catering to what works best for you
  • Routine Made Easy:
    No more guessing games! Skin cycling gives your routine a less overwhelming structure. Instead of piling on multiple things, you get to say, “Tonight’s exfoliation night – you got this!”

Do Dermatologists Recommend Skin Cycling?

Yes! Dermatologists commonly recommend skin cycling for its versatility and positive effects of letting your skin breathe and take nights off.

The great part is you can personalize your skin cycling routine to cater to your unique needs. It’s like tailoring your skincare routine to fit your preferences, achieving a healthy glow without hassle.

If you have skin conditions and are using prescription medication, seeking advice from a dermatologist provides more in-depth guidance to help you adjust your skin cycling routine to address specific concerns. Consulting with a dermatologist ensures a safe and tailored approach to skin cycling!

What is the Correct Order of Products for Skin Cycling?

Night 1
Exfoliation

Exfoliation

Night 2
Retinol

Retinoid

Night 3 & 4

Hydration

This order isn’t just a random order – each night serves a unique purpose. Night 1 revolves around exfoliation and sweeping away dead skin cells, setting the stage for enhanced absorption of the subsequent products, allowing them to penetrate more effectively. Night 2 introduces retinoids, known for their anti-aging benefits, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Then, Nights 3 and 4 pivots to hydration and moisturizing, offering vital recovery and nourishment.

By dedicating each night to a specific product, you’re maximizing its effects and benefits, creating a systematic routine that ensures each step contributes to skin renewal without missing a beat and getting you to your dream skin!

The Pearl de Flore Skin Cycling Set Experience

Let’s get you set with a skincare cycling routine product list carefully curated to give you the most beneficial morning and night experience! Here’s our pick to help you blossom in the new year with our Pearl de Flore Skin Cycling Routine Set.

Begin Your Skin Cycling With Cleansing

Before your night begins, don’t forget the vital first step to any successful regimen: cleansing! With a fresh face and the Le Rose Illuminating Vitamin C Cleanser, your skin cycling will end with a healthier, softer, and plump-looking face!

Begin Your Skin Cycling With Cleansing

During the day, a ray of refreshing sunshine will gently remove makeup, dirt, and impurities for a brighter and revitalized complexion!

As the sun sets and you start your new nighttime regimen, let the Le Rose Illuminating Vitamin C Cleanser create the most radiant base for active ingredients to penetrate the skin more effectively, ensuring optimal absorption of nutrients!

Don’t forget to give your face a gentle pat dry!

Now, let’s get your night started.

Night No. 1: Exfoliation

Exfoliation

Begin your skin cycling strong with a gentle exfoliation that peels back years of dead skin cells, helping you glow and leave your skin feeling silky smooth, and invigorated! Feel and look refreshed and renewed for a younger-looking vibrance.

Bring back your rosy cheeks with this bestseller! Glow with our Le Rose Resurfacing Micro-Peel for a refining effect that helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles while minimizing enlarged pores.

Night No. 2: Retinol

Retinol

If you’re aiming for ageless beauty, our retinoid comes with a concentrated formula that brightens with Vitamin C and effectively combats sagging skin with UV protection from Retinyl Palmitate, leaving you hydrated and luminous!

Our Le Rose Bio-active Vitamin C Serum targets hyperpigmentation for a dramatically brighter and younger look. Say goodbye to dark spots, for a dramatically brighter and firmer complexion awaits!

Nights No. 3 and 4: Recovery

Recovery

For the last two nights, sit back and get cozy because all you have to do is relax with a luscious moisturizer to help your skin recover from all that hard work you have put into your new routine!

Our Le Rose Night Hydration Therapy is what sweet dreams are made of! This replenishing hydration treatment works overtime to keep you moisturized all night, helping repair your skin and enhancing your glow for a well-rested look!

And if you’re worried about any of these products matching your needs,

Pearl de Flore welcomes all skin types! (Yes, even for dry skin and for oily skin!)

Rest assured, your skin cycling journey will go smoothly with us by your side.

How Long Does It Take to See Results from Skin Cycling?

What Is Skin Cycling and How To Do It Properly
Get ready for your before and after pictures because, after two cycles (eight days), you should see a softer and more hydrated overall glow from skin cycling!

Frequently Ask Questions

Absolutely! The world of skincare is overwhelming, but with skin cycling, you have a simplified ritual with all the benefits of healthy, glowing skin!

It depends on your skin type! Some people are fine, even with potent ingredients like retinol, but trying something new on your skin can cause purging. But don’t fret – your skin will gradually adjust as you continue the skin-cycling routine. (if not, or you’re unsure, remember to check in with a dermatologist!)

Conclusion

This less is more method brings out the best in your products and the best in your skin, especially if it’s sensitive! Letting your skin breathe in between harsh active ingredients will ensure you get all the benefits without enduring the irritation and redness that come with your usual regimen.

It is important to note that if you’re comfortable with your current routine and are seeing results towards your skin goals, it is best to stick to it! As they say, don’t change a winning formula.

What Is Skin Cycling and How To Do It Properly

Whether you want to revive your complexion or start your first skincare routine, skin cycling is an excellent choice for beginners and a refreshing change for skincare enthusiasts looking to elevate their game!

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